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Monday, 12 Feb 2018

Lecture: The Art of Language Invention

Feb 12, 2018

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Lectures

A linguist by training, David J. Peterson offers an overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien's creations and Klingon to today's global community of conlangers. He will share stories of how he built Dothraki and Valyrian (Game of Thrones) and discuss the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages. The Quentin Johnson Lecture in Linguistics.